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All applicants applying to VCU ACE-IT in College must complete the ACE-IT application and include all supporting documentation. You will need to download the application and reference forms in order to complete and save your application. It is recommended that you use Adobe Reader to view, complete, and save your application. Adobe Reader is available for free.

Applications for the upcoming Fall 2024 cohort have closed. Please use this page as reference in what materials may be required for future applications.

Application Guidelines and Deadline

  • Submit completed applications to Applications that do not have all required documentation will not be reviewed. A physical address to mail the application can be provided upon request by emailing
  • All ACE-IT applications must be received by February 23, 2024. Applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email in March 2024.

Application Materials

The ACE-IT application is a fillable PDF form. Please download the application along with the individual recommendation forms. It is recommended that you use Adobe Reader to complete your application. Applicants are responsible for sending the reference form and asking references to send completed reference forms directly to ACE-IT staff at

Save your application on your computer and attach application and additional materials in an email before the deadline.

Electronic forms are preferred, but hand written applications will also be accepted.

If you need to mail your application or materials in, please email us ( for mailing instructions.

Application Checklist

Each completed application must have the following:

  • Current student resume
  • Most recent Transition Individualized Education Program (IEP), Individualized Service Plan (ISP), and/or Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).
  • High school transcript
  • High school attendance record and disciplinary record
  • 2 references: To be completed and submitted by the reference.
    • Educational or professional reference
    • DARS reference (if applicant does not have a DARS counselor, include an additional educational/ professional reference)

The following are encouraged, but not required:

  • Results of career and transition assessments
  • Psychoeducational testing results or eligibility determination
  • Relevant medical documentation

If you have any questions about additional documentation needed, please reach out to us at

ACE-IT Program and Fees

Fees and tuition vary from semester to semester based upon the number of credits and type of activities students engage in throughout the semester. Refer to the chart below for a breakdown of fees and tuition. All amounts are subject to change. Program fees allow for program stability and quality supports and services.

Semester ACE-IT Program Fees VCU Tuition and Fees
Program fees cover academic, employment, and program faculty support. Estimate ONLY. Dependent on # of credit hours and based on 2023-24 VCU tuition and fee rates.
Summer Year 1 $4,994 $631 (1 credit)
Fall Year 1 $4,994 $3,786 (6 credits)
Spring Year 1 $4,994 $3,786 (6 credits)
Fall Year 2 $4,944 $3,786 (6 credits)
Spring Year 2 $4,944 $2,524 (4 credits)
Summer Year 3
(Non-academic Post-grad semester)
$4,944 $631 (1 credit)
Fall Year 3
(Non-academic Post-grad semester)
$4,944 $631 (1 credit)
Total $34,608 $15,775

Admission Timeline

Applications must be submitted electronically or mailed by February 2, 2024. After all applications are completed, applicants will be notified if they've been selected for student interviews in March 2024.

Applications Due February 2, 2024
Student Interviews
(Panel and Campus Visit)
March 2024
Student Selection April 2024